Attend a 2020 Gala!

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) hosts galas in cities across the US. At each, a Humanitarian Award is presented to a leader in the local medical community who has committed to fighting melanoma through exemplary patient care, cutting-edged research or scientific leadership. Courage Awards are also given to individuals who have shown tremendous strength in their personal battles with melanoma.

Denver, CO

Thursday, August 6

The ninth annual gala will be hosted at Infinity Park Events Center.

Purchase your tickets today!



New York, NY

Thursday, October 15

The nineteenth annual gala will be hosted at Cipriani Broadway.

Event information coming soon.



Chicago, IL

Thursday, November 5

The sixth annual gala will be hosted at Revel Fulton Market.

Purchase your tickets today!



Past Galas

In 2019, the MRF hosted galas in Denver, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York. These events raised more than 1.7 million dollars for melanoma research! View photos of these and other past events on the MRF Facebook page. For further information about MRF galas, to purchase tickets, learn about sponsorship opportunities, or make a tax-deductible donation, please contact the MRF at (800) 673-1290 or email Please note, the MRF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

To volunteer with a Gala Planning Committee, please email The MRF also hosts many other special events, such as seminars, 5k run/walks, and educational symposia and webinars. Browse upcoming events.